Stumbled across this recipe for a DIY moisturising orange face mask from Food Plus Words blog while I was searching for a suitable homemade face mask recipe. Truth to be told, I always fancy these homemade face remedies and body spa stuff such as moisturisers/masks for face, home remedies to treat acne/pimples/scars and my new found interest : homemade bath salts/body scrubs! These are natural, without any added chemicals like fragrance, dye or preservatives and easy to obtain… I mean, these stuff are sitting in your kitchen within easy reach! Plus if it accidentally drips into your mouth, you could eat it and it’ll probably taste yummy :) And they are far cheaper than commercially available products.
I don’t exactly know how to mix and match ingredients from the kitchen into a useful paste for the face or body, most of the time I’m pretty much a disaster in the kitchen. This recipe, hopefully, is an easy one to make. I should think so, after reading the required ingredients and instructions carefully for the upteenth time.
Here’s the recipe from Jaclyn from her blog. Hopefully, this mask will add extra moisture and nourish my sensitive skin.
DIY Moisturising Orange Face Mask
Prep Time: 3 minutes
- 1/2 cup steel-cut oatmeal (you can substitute with instant unflavored oatmeal)
- juice from 1 whole orange
- 3 tablespoons plain yogurt with active cultures (greek yogurt is great for this!)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons dried orange peel (found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores)
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl
- Stir until well-mixed and combined. You’re looking for a consistency that is thick, but not too runny so it will stay on your face. You can always add extra oatmeal to thicken.
- Spread onto your freshly washed and dried face in an even layer, being careful to avoid the eye area. Leave on for 15-30 minutes.
- Rinse this mask off with warm water.
- Store any leftover mask in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
To add variety or if you are not too keen on orange scents, you could probably substitute the fruit with juice of a tomato (full of antioxidants that’s good for your skin!). Best to use it up as soon as possible owing to Malaysia’s humid weather. Oh and you can probably store them in airtight glass containers which you can get from Aino, Ikea or Jusco. Or whichever outlet that sells them. Otherwise you can store them in used jam jars but please remember to clean it thoroughly and sterilise well.
I’m gonna try this out next weekend and probably, freeze up the balance mixture. Don’t want my hard work to go all
Happy Labor’s Day everyone! :D